The Daytona Optomap® takes just minutes to perform; it is fast, painless, and comfortable for patients. It is particularly helpful when you return for your annual exam as it provides a permanent record of the condition of your retina. Your doctor will compare each year’s Daytona Optomap® image side by side to discover even subtle changes and monitor your continuing eye health. Early detection of retinal disorders is critical to preventing serious progression and loss of vision. Your optometrist can detect many conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, diabetes, tumor, multiple sclerosis, stroke, high cholesterol, hypertension, age related macular degeneration and retinal detachments, all which may affect not just your eyes, but also your overall health. Continuity of care and prevention of eye disease are very important to us in this practice.
The TearLab® test device is a lab-on-a-chip that enables optometrists and ophthalmologists to improve the standard of care in dry eye disease diagnosis treatment and management. This is a reading of tear osmolarity, which tests objectively and quantitatively for disease markers in tears at point-of-care.
A pachymeter is a medical device used to measure the thickness of the eye’s cornea. It is used prior to LASIK surgery and is useful in screening for patients suspected of developing glaucoma. Corneal thickness is important, because it can mask an accurate reading of eye pressure, causing doctors to treat you for a condition that may not really exist or to treat you unnecessarily when they are normal.
The machine will test your peripheral, or side vision, to detect any losses in your visual field. Certain eye diseases and systemic disorders will result in characteristic losses in an individual’s visual field (i.e., glaucoma, stroke, head trauma, tumor).
Within seconds an approximate measurement of a person’s prescription can be made by the machine and printed out.
An autorefractor is a computer-controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person’s eye.
The automated refraction technique is quick, simple and painless. The patient takes a seat and places their chin on a rest. One eye at a time, they look into the machine at a picture inside. The picture moves in and out of focus as the machine takes readings to determine when the image is on the retina. Several readings are taken which the machine averages to form a prescription. No feedback is required from the patient during the process.
Within seconds, an approximate measurement of a person’s prescription can be made by the machine and printed out. In some offices, this is used to provide the starting point for the optometrist in subjective refraction tests. Here, lenses are switched in and out of a phoropter and the patient is asked “which looks better” while looking at a chart. This feedback refines the prescription to one which provides the patient with the best vision.
The NCT tonometer is incorporated in the autorefractor machine used in this office. Non-contact tonometry or air-puff tonometry (NOT the same thing as pneumatonometry) invented by Bernard Grolman of American Optical (now Reichert, Inc), uses a rapid air pulse to applanate the cornea. Corneal applanation is detected via an electro-optical system. Intraocular pressure is estimated by detecting the force of the air jet at the instance of applanation.
They have generally been considered a fast and simple way to screen for high IOP. However, modern-day non-contact tonometers have been shown to correlate very well with Goldmann tonometry measurements. It is an easy way to test children. Because non-contact tonometry is accomplished without the instrument contacting the cornea, the potential for disease transmission is reduced.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a new type of medical diagnostic imaging technology that performs micron-scale, cross section imaging of the microstructure of biological tissues by measuring the echo time delay of light. It is a powerful imaging method, because it enables real-time imaging of tissue structures of the cornea, optic nerve and retina one to two orders of magnitude finer than conventional methods such as MRI or CT scans. This device is useful in detection and monitoring of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
With the use of state-of-the-art technology like a corneal topographer which is a mapping device that documents 25,000 points of digital data and mathematically analyzes the hills and valleys on the surface of your eye.
This tool is essential for all laser eye surgery patients and is used in advanced contact lens fittings and for the detection of corneal diseases such as Keratoconus.